Born and raised in Northern Italy, Davide started his culinary career in Soho, London as chef de partie at the one Michelin starred Picasso Room is Escargot in 2002. In 2003 he moved to the now closed, Restaurant Teca in Mayfair, working up the ranks from chef de partie to sous chef. In 2005 Davide moved to the five star Baglioni Hotel in Kensington where earned the position of head chef. Two years on, Davide joined the kitchens of one Michelin starred Ristorante Semplice as sous chef before taking the position of Head Chef at Casta Diva restaurant in Moscow in 2008 for two years. In 2010 a return back to London to one Michelin starred Locanda Locatelli as sous chef followed. Davide’s last position before joining Gordon Ramsay was as Head Chef for the re-opening of Amaranto Restaurant at the five star Four Seasons Hotel in Mayfair. Davide Degiovanni is now Head Chef for Gordon Ramsay’s new venture Union Street Café in Borough.
Gian Carlo D’Urso was born and raised in the coastal town of Gaeta in Lazio in central Italy. He moved to London to study at the University of Westminster - and it was whilst working in cocktail bars in the evenings that the he was first introduced to Alan Yau, when he joined Hakkasan three months after it opened in 2001 as Head Bartender. He spent the following five years as Bar Manager, Beverage Consultant and Mixologist within Yau’s growing empire, including Hakkasan in Turkey, and the opening of Yauatcha in London.
In 2009 he secured the position of New Openings Project Manager within the group, and Gian Carlo was instrumental in the openings of Hakkasan Miami, Abu Dhabi and Mumbai. He was later promoted to Beverage Director of Hakkasan USA before returning to London in 2013 to join the Gordon Ramsay Group - where he has been General Manager of Union Street Café since October.
Originally from Palermo, Sicily, Roberto Paterna came to London in 2006 to work for the Pappagallo Restaurant, the oldest Italian restaurant in London. After A year he became Head Waiter, and at the age of 20 he decided to move to Dubai to work for the Jumeira Group.
A year later he return to London and started working as Head Waiter for the 1 Michelin starred restaurant Zafferano. After a couple of years at the Millennium Star Hotel where he worked as a Head Waiter and later as an Assistant Manager, Roberto went on to work as an Assistant Manager for the Aurelia Restaurant, where just after one year he was promoted to the position of Restaurant Manager. Packed with experience and passion for the hospitality industry, Roberto joined the Gordon Ramsay Group in October 2013 and he was present at the launch of the Union Street Café.
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